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Jason Sudeikis can’t explain Ted Lasso success on SNL

Jason Sudeikis can’t explain Ted Lasso success on SNL
Hit series has been renewed for a third season

Jason Sudeikis poked fun at the success of his show Ted Lasso aan Saturday Night Live.

The comedian took on hosting duties on Saturday 23 Oktober, with Brandi Carlile as musical guest.

In his opening monologue, he reflected on the hit quality of Ted Lasso, two seasons of which have aired on Apple TV+ so far.

“We somehow became a hit,” Sudeikis said of himself and the rest of the Ted Lasso team. “It’s truly shocking to me because it’s built around two things Americans hate: soccer and kindness.”

Sudeikis stars as the titular character, an American college football coach hired to coach an English football team.

The series has been praised by viewers and critics alike. Die Onafhanklike’s Ed Cumming geskryf het when it returned for a second season: “What’s Ted Lasso’s secret? It’s not roll-around-on-your-carpet funny, it’s not especially sharp, it doesn’t exude production gloss.

“Aside from Sudeikis, hardly a household name, it is not packed with celebrities. What it has, in abundance, is a much more precious commodity: it’s charming.”

Ted Lasso has been renewed for a third season.

In his opening monologue, Sudeikis also looked back on his past as a writer and cast member on SNL van 2003 aan 2013. Saturday marked his first time hosting the sketch show.